Antonia Pantoja with Presidential Medal of Freedom award recipients
Antonia Pantoja Papers, 1923-2002
In 1996, President Bill Clinton presented Antonia Pantoja with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work in education, pioneering efforts in community development, and role in the development of several seminal Puerto Rican institutions. This medal is the highest civilian award in the United States, making Pantoja the first Puerto Rican woman to receive such an honor.
Photograph: color photographs
Antonia Pantoja Papers, 1923-2002. Antonia Pantoja with Presidential Medal of Freedom award recipients: AnPa_b26_f12_0004. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 22 Jul 2019.
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